Sunday I went to Conrad Zero's house and sawed away on the cello for a while. Four hours. I learned a lot that day. I learned that:
1) I am dependant on sheet music and conductors to a crippling degree.
2) Microphones make me just as nervous as cameras do.
3) Conrad and Colin are Very. Patient. People. Also, good at creating a safe, low pressure environment.
4) All other things being equal, it takes longer to drive a specific distance in a snow shower than it does when it is bright and clear.
5) I gt stupid when I am sleepy.
OK, those last two weren't exactly revelations...but there you are.
I think that Conrad and Colin may have learned one important thing:
1) There is nothing false about my modesty. When I say that I hadn't picked up the cello for years and have just recently worked my way up to elementry levels, I mean it.
Fortunatly, they did not require much of me, and I think they got what they needed.
It was fun, intimidating, well outside my comfort zone, and completely the sort of experiance that I like to have. I can't wait to do it again.
Here's a link to Conrad's entry: